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There are important steps to starting a business in Fort Wayne. The steps in our brochure, pdfKey Steps to Starting a Business in Fort Wayne, Indiana give you a general idea about where to begin. For more in-depth information, review our pdfStarting a Business Resource Guide: Permits, Licenses and Taxes.

Click HERE for maps that may be of interest when starting a business.

Starting a business can be confusing, so before you begin, do not hesitate to contact any of the agencies in Fort Wayne that can assist you with all of your business questions. Please note that Fort Wayne does not have a general business license. Resource agencies are available in Fort Wayne to provide start-up counseling and can be found below.

Business Consulting
NE Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
4312 Hobson Road, Suite B, Hobson Center Building
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(send mail c/o IPFW 2101 Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805)
(260) 481-0500

SCORE Northeast Indiana (Service Corp of Retired Executives)
3201 Stellhorn Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 422-2601

Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) and
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CEE)
3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
(260) 407-6442

Brightpoint (formerly CANI)
Credit builder & Small Loan Programs
227 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
www.mybrightpoint.org (260) 423-3546

Start Fort Wayne 
Helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses
111 W. Berry St., Suite 211
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 969-9393
contact @startfortwayne.com

Business Information
Allen County Public Library-Business Technology
Main Branch - 900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 421-1200

State of Indiana — State Information Center
402 West Washington Street, Room W160A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Toll free: 1-800-457-8283 or 1-888-855-3838 (Spanish)